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Memory Card Error

I recently purchased a 4GB SD memory card and now camera reads memory card error. Can it handle this size memory card?

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  • Gigiswise Dec 18, 2007

    I recently purchased a 4GB SD memory card and now camera reads memory card error. Can it handle this size memory card? Also, is it possible to retrieve my pictures?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Hi i have a memory card read error problem with my camera. so when i opened my K-m pentax camera and found that the smd transistor behind the card reader indicating light is blackened.
    i need some help whether repalcing the damaged transistor will rectify the memory card read error

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Use USB card reader&writer to retrieve the pictures directly from the card.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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If you are certain that your camera can handle 4GB card or higher, try to plug the 4GB card into a card reader and see if it detets it. If it does, try to reformat the card and try it again to your camera.

Also, 1 possible thing is that your 4GB card is password protected. Was it plugged in to any other device? If it was, try to plug it back to the same device where it was connected and disable the password.

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